Scooby Doo defies conventional wisdom in children’s animation. Featuring unsupervised teenagers, who solve mysteries and chased down criminals. It catered to children’s silent wishes to be frightened by monsters (but not too much). The series played down the existence of the supernatural while at the same time featured a talking dog! Over the decades it had been reborn without breaking sacred formulas; clever traps, veracious appetites, and globe trotting in their Mystery Machine.